Remo 16″ Coated Vintage Ambassador Drum Head
Remo Vintage Ambassador drum heads have been recreated to bring back Remo Belli’s original all-weather plastic drum head to the 21st Century.
Different to a modern single-ply Remo Ambassador drum head, the Vintage Ambassador is actually 2-ply, 10.5-mil in thickness, combining one ply of 7.5-mil and one ply of 3-mil Polyester film, matching the plastic drum head design that the changed the drumming world in 1957.
Being a 2-ply head, Vintage Ambassadors are naturally more durable than their modern single-ply counterparts, providing the sensitivity of a Diplomat and the midrange of an Emperor. With their warm, open sound, these could be the most versatile coated drum heads Remo make today.
Our Vintage Ambassador in-house experience
We have some ‘old-hands’ at the tuning game here at ADC and one of the guys had this to say about his first experience with a Vintage Ambassador on an original Ludwig 402 Snare Drum:
“It was weird, really weird, like no drum head I’ve ever put on a Snare before…I took it up to finger-tight on all the lugs, then I put a key on it for a couple of turns and gave it a hit expecting to hear that ‘out-of-tune’ shell sound, but it sounded perfect! Normally I’d have to fine tune it but it just didn’t needed it and I can’t figure out why….maybe it’s the Polyester, I just don’t know, but I absolutely love it!”
These are indeed, the most extraordinary heads we’ve had in the shop, worthy of the legendary status associated with Arkwright’s Jamaican Ginger cake – except these really do deliver results!